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The Collegiate’s best of Fall 2013


As the semester comes to a close, The Collegiate wanted to highlight some of the best stories written among our staff over the past  three months. The list is a compilation, from some of the more outrageous events happening on our campus, to  major accomplishments of our fellow students at Grand Rapids Community College. We have events from GRCC as well as event coverage of the downtown area this Fall. Please, take a look at some of the best writing The Collegiate has to offer from Fall 2013, as decided on by our staff.


Lauren covered the sentencing of Joseph Bryant.

Plea Entered in Music Room Incident
By Lauren Winther

Lauren went to the Kent County courthouse twice to cover the trial of Joseph Bryant, who plead guilty to indecent exposure after reportedly masturbating in a practice room at GRCC.



Bostwick Ramp ExitAlleged Hitman fires shot in Bostwick parking ramp
By Joshua Vissers

After a woman was allegedly confronted by a hitman in the Bostwick Parking ramp, we made sure to highlight some of the services the GRCC police department offers.


Photo by Caleb Day‘Love! Valour!’ Controversy!
By Caleb Day

After a play featuring eight homosexual men, and full frontal nudity, was put on at Spectrum Theater, several members of the West Michigan community attended a GRCC Board of Trustees meeting to protest the content of some of the plays put on.


NationsCup Food by SarahDavisScotland Wins Nations Cup at Secchia Institute
By Zachary Watkins

Chefs from around the world came to GRCC to compete against each other in the Nations Cup.



DeafProfessorAndInterpretur FeatureEnjoying the Silence
By Josh Diendorf

Katie Prins is deaf, but it doesn’t stop her from teaching class here at GRCC.




A Brief History of Native Americans in GR
By Rachael Ocampo

Rachael traveled north to bring back the story of Grand Rapids, before European settlers arrived.



Singer by EricaHoroky copyLamp Light Music Festival Turns on GR to house concert phenomenon
By Erica Horoky

Musicians invaded Eastown living rooms to share their songs.




Photo by Jerry JonesAnn Arbor-based comic book shop to open downtown
By Jerry Jones

Popular comic book and board game retailer Vault of Midnight opened on Monroe Center. Jerry got an interview with one of the managers.



GRAVITY‘Gravity’ will take your breath away
By Sean Walker

Sean wrote an in-depth review of Gravity, the fall blockbuster starring Sandra Bullock.




Black Friday shopping in South CarolinaBlack Friday Tips, Tricks, and Survival Tactics
By Jerry Jones

An Insider’s Guide for Black Friday shopping success
By Clare Kolenda

Jerry and Clare wrote about their experiences as retail clerks on Black Friday, and offered tips to keep you out of trouble during the shopping frenzy.


Josh called for SLAC to be quick about returning student representation to the students.

SLAC slacking on pact with students
Editorial by Joshua Vissers

The Student Leadership Advisory Council had been attempting to rewrite Student Congress’ constitution for over a year, and Joshua spoke up about the lack of student representation while SLAC drags their feet.



Jacquelyn voiced her concern and desire to see honors CLS 100 discontinued or improved.

CLS 100: A Waste of Time and Money
By Jacquelyn Zeman

Jacquelyn spoke up about her disappointment with the honors CLS 100 class newly required by GRCC.



Chip Will courtesyVolleyball Coach Celebrates 200th
By Teagan Burns

We helped Coach Chip Will celebrate his 200th win with the GRCC women’s volleyball team.




Tom McAleese web columnThe Collegiate Guide to Fantasy Football
By Tom McAleese

Tom put his years of playing Fantasy Football to good use, writing a guide to help you finish out your season on top.





twinvolleyballWyse Twins Play for GRCC’s Volleyball Team
By Matthew Idema and Travis Devlin

Matt and Travis interviewed Rosalyn and Audrey Wyse, twins who keep their opponents guessing on the court.









Our photo editor, Sarah Davis, also picked out her favorite photography of the year:

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